Unlike Newcastle United, Aston Villa have failed to muster a series of monumental performances in the Championship this season after getting demoted from the Premier League last time around. The Villans are currently placed 12th on the league table with 61 points from 44 outings and despite their relatively decent run in the last couple of months, their lacklustre displays in the first half of the season has appeared to be the pivotal reason for their mediocrity.
With nothing substantial available to be clinched in the ongoing business end of the season, it is important that Aston Villa start doing their homework for the upcoming season and the summer transfer market would play an instrumental role for them. Steve Bruce is seemingly likely to have started to assess his prospective targets to strengthen his squad before he takes his troops to another season of toil in the second tier, and reportedly, Tammy Abraham is believed to be on the wish-list of the former Hull City manager.
After being sent on loan to Bristol City from Chelsea in the summer of 2016, Abraham has been a revelation in the Championship. He has meticulously led the line of the Bees and has put on his fine calibre on display week in and week out and has emerged as one of the hottest blossoming properties on the English soil. The 19-year-old has been handed as many as 39 appearances so far this season by Bristol City and in the process, he has banged 23 goals and registered 3 assists to his name, which has indeed attracted a lot of interest towards him from the football fraternity.
Abraham is a poacher up front and has raw pace in his legs to launch forward and destroy the opposition. His attributes doesn’t end there, as he is a clinical finisher and is capable enough to score goals from handsome distances as well. He is a proactive attacker who decides his movements in a shrewd manner and invites his fellow teammates to maraud up front as he holds the ball pretty well in the final third. Moreover, he caters to the defensive duties of his employers as well and never refrains from making tackles or tracking back to help his side’s defenders.
Aston Villa might have Jonathan Kodjia in their ranks but this youngster could be a remarkable addition to their attacking arsenal in the summer. He is young, talented and would only improve with age. Besides, his outings this season have shown that he is more than capable of leading the line of a side like Aston Villa and would generate a healthy competition for getting a place in the starting line-up if he moves to the Villa Park from Chelsea.
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